What could a South African human rights activist have in common with a Senegalese banker? A Ghanaian microfinance expert with a Tanzanian advocate? A Zambian chemical engineer with an Ethiopian journalist?
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has released its February report on the performance level of the President Muhammed Buhari (PMB) led administration on 13 corruption-related campaign promises made in the lead up to the 2015 general elections.
In August 2016, we hosted the first Building Bridges Research Roundtable and were thrilled when nine of the alumni from the 2015 and 2016 cohorts of the Leading in Public Life Emerging African Leaders programme answered the call. At very short notice alumni were invited to write up a ‘case study’ of their current work in practice and come to Cape Town to present it. This presented a unique opportunity for our alumni to commit time to write up and reflect on their ‘work in progress’, including current campaigns, advocacy initiatives, and donor-funded projects. Those who answered the call would present them in person to each other and other recognised governance experts.
For two weeks in March 2017, a group of outstanding emerging African leaders – drawn from government, civil society, international organizations and the business sector – will converge in Cape Town. They will participate in the third Building Bridges Leading in Public Life programme where they will engage with a wide array of public leaders, including former Cabinet Minister Trevor Manuel, Justice Albie Sachs and public intellectual Prof Achille Mbembe.